1. Is there an Internet convention (de facto or otherwise) for naming
moderated versions of unmoderated mailing lists? I.e., one list
already exists (let's say the unmoderated one) and I want to create
a moderated one in addition.
If not, I propose "-m" as a suffix. E.g., a moderated version of
this list would be
An exception would be for those Bitnet lists that end in -l, in
which case the -m would replace the -l, e.g., email@example.com
2. When moderated and unmoderated lists coexist (assume they are on the
same machine with the same administrator), it would seem that a setup
as described below would work much better than having independent
Members sign up for only one of the two lists. Anything sent to
the moderated list approval address is automatically mailed to
the UN-moderated list immediately, and subsequently to the moderated
list if approved. (Can you think of any reason why someone other
than the administrator would want to send a message *only* to the
This would avoid problems of requiring people to resubmit to the
unmoderated list if the submission to the moderated list were rejected,
the effect of moderator approval delays affecting the timeliness of
these resubmissions, etc.
3. Do listservs in general, and Majordomo in particular, have special
feature for dealing with the *interaction* between moderated and
unmoderated versions of the same list as described in (2)?
I think this primarily means automatic posting of submissions to the
moderated list to the unmoderated list as well, at the same time as
it is mailed to the moderator for approval.